While remaining a key source of revenue for state and national governments, traditional lottery operators across the world share the challenge of looking to bolster their appeal among younger players in an era of increasing competition from online gambling.

GamblingCompliance provides subscribers with verifiable data on lottery markets across the globe, while helping lotteries and their suppliers compare regulatory and operating approaches to interactive lottery games, sports lotteries and privatisation models.

The defeat of President Hugo Chavez’s controversial plans to alter the Venezuelan constitution could lead to a deceleration of Chavez’s plans for reforms, analysts believe. The result of Sunday’s...
Whilst prize competitions and free draws are exempt from Gambling Commission regulation under the 2005 Gambling Act, the legislation fails to establish precisely which kinds of games qualify for...
Chinese government officials have announced plans to issue the country’s first nationally applicable regulations on the sale and distribution of products for China’s two official lotteries. The...
La Française des Jeux president Christophe Blanchard-Dignac was last week called in for questioning by a magistrate investigating claims that scratchcard games operated by FDJ were fixed. The news...
Two US congressional bills, Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act and the so-called Wexler bill on skill gaming, currently represent the best hope for poker and skill...
Governor Mitch Daniels has deferred his proposal to privatize the Hoosier Lottery for another year The Governor said that he believes lawmakers will are too busy considering property tax reforms to...
A leading member of Ecuador’s Constitutional Assembly has indicated the Assembly’s intention to remove the Junta de Beneficiencia de Guayaquil institution’s 150-year monopoly on lottery games in...
A member of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has submitted a bill that would extend the definition of illegal gambling in the country to specifically include online sports betting. Taking the UIGEA as...
Victoria’s new lottery licence allows the holder to offer lottery ticket sales by mobile phone and vending machines, even though the technology is not yet in place to do so. Opponents of gambling...
John Beyrle, the United States' ambassador in Sofia has criticized Bulgaria’s plans to modernise its betting tax, suggesting on Bulgarian TV that the proposals are another way for money to be...
While France’s horse racing monopoly, the PMU, has been judged to have gained in stature throughout the recent discussions on the liberalisation of the French betting market, the state–owned...
The Chinese Government has announced a zero-tolerance policy on the sale of lottery tickets via unauthorised websites. Meanwhile, legal doubt continues to surround the fate of UK AIM listed Chinese...
The turbulence over lottery retailer fraud in Canada shows no signs of abating. Last week officials of the Nova Scotia lottery were roasted over the latest of a sequence of reports critical of...
The latest legal developments in the Italian capital suggest that heated disputes involving the country’s lottery and betting operators show no sign of dying down.
Political uncertainty and questions of European law mean that online gambling operators in the Czech Republic are confident that the Government’s latest plan to clamp down on internet gambling will...
As the first of Germany’s sixteen Lander formally adopts the Interstate Treaty, failure to notify the European Commission of key provisions lead some observers to doubt how enforceable the...

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